Sunday, July 6, 2014

Kalatsutsi (Plumeria acuminata Ait)

English: Frangipani, Temple power, Graveyard flower
Tagalog: Kalatsutsi

Small tree, 3 to 7 m high, stem smooth and shining, succulent, with abundant white latex; easily breaks.
  • Leaves: crowded at the terminal end of the branch, commonly oblong in shape, reaching a length of 40 cm and a width of 7 cm.
  • Flowers: fragrant, the upper portion whitish, while the inner lower portion yellow, 5 – 6 cm long.
  • Fruits: linear-oblong or ellipsoid follicles.